Wow - after almost NEVER starting threads for 9 months, I feel like that's all I'm doing lately! This one is long...buckle up.
To preface this discussion, DD has her checkup on Monday, so I'll be discussing this with our pedi then...
So dd only poops once a week. She just had two massive poos today after not going for SEVEN DAYS. It is regular poop, nothing wrong with it... she's not constipated.
Every week the poops get farther and farther apart. First it was every three days, then 4, then 5, now SEVEN. I know that it isn't uncommon for ebf babies to not poop every day, but come on.
In the mean time, DD is CONSTANTLY grunting and pulling her knees up to her chest when I put her down to sleep. She's always restless, and in the last few days has barely napped at all.
So yesterday, I call the pedi, and the nurse tells me that this is normal. That if she hasn't pooped by today to give her juice (apple, prune, etc.). That's all...
Then today, the massive poops - and then she sleeps totally peacefully ALL DAY AFTER THAT. Seriously, I didn't even need to swaddle or rock her - she just fell asleep on her own. It's as if she hasn't slept in days. She got up long enough to eat and poop for the second time, then fell asleep again.
Someone I know had a baby with the same "symptoms" - she ended up excluding dairy from her diet and introducing infant prebiotics, and the gas and pooping issue cleared up completely.
Has anyone given their lo probiotics? If so, what brand did you buy? Did they "work"?
I'm not even going to buy anything until we see her doctor on Monday, but i just wanted to see if there were people that have heard of this, and if it is legit.